HOMINY AU GRATIN

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

Not just for Southerners anymore, hominy is making a comeback. Whether you like it simply with butter and salt and pepper, or in a more complicated dish, it's nutritious and inexpensive and very tasty.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 can(s)
1 lb. 14 oz. each white hominy
3 Tbsp
butter
4 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
milk
1/2 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
white pepper
1/2 c
swiss or cheddar cheese, grated
1 Tbsp
additional butter
1/4 c
additional grated cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Drain hominy in a colander; then rinse and drain again. Set aside. Meanwhile, make 2 cups of cheese sauce: melt 3 tbs. butter in a heavy saucepan, blend in 4 tbs. flour and stir over moderate heat until butter and flour foam together for 2 minutes without turning dark. Remove from heat.
2
Vigorously stir in the milk, stirring with a wire whisk until sauce comes to a simmer; simmer for 2 minutes, adding salt and pepper.
3
Remove from heat; let cool for one or two minutes and then beat in 1/2 cup of the cheese.
4
Rub 1 tbs. butter in a 2-qt. baking dish (or spray with cooking spray if preferred). Cover bottom of dish with a thin coating of sauce. Pour in hominy and cover with remaining sauce, shaking the dish to allow it to drip down into the kernels. Spread with 1/4 cup additional cheese.
5
Bake uncovered in a 425-degree oven for 25 minutes or until bubbling hot and nicely browned.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtag: #augratin